Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN)- Outpatient Mental Health Services
Porter-Starke Knox
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PORTER-STARKE SERVICES is looking for a FULL-TIME LPN to join our team.

Porter-Starke Services is seeking a full-time Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN) at the Knox Outpatient Mental Health office.

Porter-Starke Services, Inc. is a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) based in Valparaiso and serves northwest Indiana with additional offices in Portage, Knox, and LaPorte.  Porter-Starke also operates Marram Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with two offices in Gary and Hebron. 

COVID-19 considerations: Per Federal CMS COVID-19 vaccine requirements, all Porter-Starke Services employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or request and be approved for a valid religious or medical exemption before they can begin employment. 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

  • 401K w/ 20% company matching
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • Generous PTO
  • Employee discounts (cell phone service & YMCA)
  • Employee referral program
  • HSA/FSA accounts
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Tuition assistance and loan repayments
  • Casual Fridays 
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company paid long term disability
  • Optional insurances (short term disability)
  • Employee recognition events
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free health screenings

LPN COMPETENCIES:

  • All medical policies and procedures specifically related to the various adult and children’s services provided in a community mental health facility.
  • Safety regulations for the services of a community mental health facility.
  • Crisis and emergency protocols as they apply to the various types of services provided by the organization.
  • Pharmacology, medication administration techniques, and medication effects.
  • Basic first aid, infection control principles and public health requirements

The staff member must demonstrate skills in:

  • Signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
  • Interpersonal communication, problem-solving and organization.
  • Handling crisis and medical emergencies.
  • Interfacing and networking with outside contacts.
  • Presenting information and responding to questions from individuals and groups of clients, customers, co-workers and the general public.
  • Typing and basic computer usage.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Interacts with health care professionals and provides necessary care.
  • Reviews resident’s medication supplies and setup.
  • Reviews and documents client response to medication and health status.
  • Administers medications including injections.
  • Conducts client education programs according to needs identified, including health and wellness education.
  • Plans, conducts or coordinates staff development programs based on need and as assigned.
  • Participates in staff meetings and other meetings as requested or assigned.
  • Completes electronic medical record documentation as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Trains and continuously evaluates staff on medication policies and procedures.
  • Interacts with health care professionals ensuring safety and well being of clients.
  • Reviews and documents as needed the physical and mental condition of clients and at least weekly of residents at Life House.
  • Teaches specified courses for staff to develop specific skills needed to enhance services provided to clients.
  • Coordinates medication reviews and staffings with agency physicians.
  • Develops techniques and supervises clients to assure medication compliance when judged necessary by the treatment team.
  • Conducts record searches as requested by the treatment team or physician to obtain a history of medications and responses.
  • Interacts with physicians, managed care and pharmacy to assist patients with obtaining medication.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree from an accredited nursing program is required.
  • A minimum of one years' experience in psychiatric nursing, in an adult in-patient unit or child/adolescent unit is required.
  • A current Indiana license as a licensed practical nurse is required.
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) are required (will be provided by Porter-Starke if needed).

 

Learn more about Porter-Starke Services, Inc. by visiting our website- https://www.porterstarke.org/  

 

 

 

 

 

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